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Somali kids recruited by rebels receive schooling

Al-Shabaab militants

from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of children that have initially been forced out of education due to recruitment by terror groups, conflict and drought are to receive education following a new programme launched northeast of Somalia. Non-governmental organisations – Education Cannot Wait and Save the Children- launched the programme […]

Bloodbath in Muslims, police clashes in Nigeria

Nigerian police calm bloodbath riotous Sshiite protesters in Abuja

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AT least 11 protesters and a senior police official have been killed during demonstrations by Muslim faithfuls in Nigeria. Some 54 suspects were arrested following the protests in the capital Abuja on Monday. Protesters allegedly shot dead Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations […]

Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power

Sugar cane farmers in Chiredzi, Lowveld, Zimbabwe turn to solar energy

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. […]

Hundreds succumb to cholera in Nigeria rainy seasons

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE World Health Organization (WHO) is intensifying its operations in Nigeria ahead of the rainy season to combat the recurrence of cholera outbreaks that claimed 830 people last year. WHO is strengthening early warning and reporting mechanisms for prompt detection and containment of outbreaks with […]

Sea rescue resumes after over 400 migrants drown

Libya slave trade

from AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, Libya TRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – AT least 426 people have been killed attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, prompting the resumption of life-saving search and rescue operations. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is to resume the operations amid deteriorating conditions in Libya and despite sustained campaigns by […]

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